The Book of Murder




I rarely listen to CDBooks, but this wasn’t available at my library in book form. I think I would have liked the CDBK version better anyway. It seemed a little dry, but the book’s narrator, T. Ryder Smith, gave it a smooth performance that held my attention. I’m not sure that simply reading the book myself would have had the same effect.
Originally published in Spanish, this is a strange murder mystery involving a best-selling Argentinean author and a younger writer, who have both used the services of a lovely young typist named Luciana. Ten years later, Luciana re-enters the younger author’s life and begs for his help. She thinks the older man is killing off her relatives, one by one. It’s a psychological thriller of seduction and revenge, as the young man hears both sides of the story and comes to the troubling conclusion.